ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD Review Wendy Robertson .

It has been a while since I reviewed a SATA SSD, and with the ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD, the first SSD I have reviewed which uses the Phison S10 SSD controller.

The ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium is aimed at the upper end of the budget consumer SSD market, but how will it perform?

Let’s find out in this review.

It has been a while since I reviewed a SATA SSD, and with the ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD, the first SSD I have reviewed which uses the Phison S10 SSD controller.

The ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium is aimed at the upper end of the budget consumer SSD market, but how will it perform?

Let’s find out in this review.

ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD Review

Posted 23 December 2015 21:21 CEST by Wendy Robertson

 

Review: ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium 240GB SSD

Reviewed by: Wendy Robertson

Provided by: ZOTAC

Model: ZTSSD-A5P-240G-PE

Firmware version: SAFM01.6

 

It was back in March 2015 that I last reviewed an SATA SSD. Since then I’ve been mainly testing NVMe SSDs. SATA SSDs still have their place, in both the budget and mainstream SSD market, as not everyone is lucky enough to own a Skylake or Haswell-E PC platform. As a system drive, SATA based SSDs still have a lot of life left in them, and I expect them to be around for some time to come.

Today I’m looking at an SSD from ZOTAC. ZOTAC may not be a name you are particularly aware of, but ZOTAC has been producing PC motherboards and graphics cards for many years. In fact I still have a media centre PC built around an Intel Atom, and a ZOTAC ITX motherboard, which still works flawlessly.

The review sample that ZOTAC has sent me is from the A5P Premium range, and in this review I will be looking at the 240GB version. 120GB and 480GB versions are also available. This will also be the first time I have come across an SSD using the Phison S10 SSD controller.

The ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD is aimed at the upper end of the budget conscious consumer market, so let’s find out how this new SSD performs in our range of tests.

ZOTAC company information

Those of you who would like to find out more about ZOTAC, can do so at their website.


The ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium 240GB SSD

Now it’s time to take a look at the drive itself and what it came shipped with.

Packaging

The package contained the ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium SSD, and a quick start guide (not shown)

Box top

Box bottom

Drive top

Drive bottom

 

Now let’s head to the next page, where we look in more detail at the ZOTAC ZTSSD A5P Premium 240GB SSD…..